Designer Brian Patrick Flynn refurbished the living area of this 1975 houseboat by updating the original fiberglass sofas with nautical paint and reupholstering the cushions in brown indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabric accented with white piping detail. A clear Lucite table with storage underneath gives the illusion of a bigger space. Miniature aluminum blinds allow for a view of the water, but provide privacy at night.
The bird is cooked if the juices run clear when a sharp knife is inserted into the flesh. Cover it loosely with aluminum foil and clean dishcloths, and leave it in a warm place away from drafts for 30-60 minutes to allow the juices to soak back into the meat and make it more succulent. Before plating, carve with an electric or very sharp knife to ensure clean slices.
When choosing sliding doors, consider both looks and durability — after all, you want your investment to offer effortless beauty and protect your home from the elements for many years to come. The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice the timeless look of wood inside for long-lasting construction. For example, LaCantina’s Contemporary Clad doors feature the beauty of a wood interior with low-maintenance aluminum exterior designs to complement any architectural style and window package.
This open plan traditional kitchen has farmhouse flavor. Contemporary lighting such as Murano glass cylinder ceiling light pendants and mid-century Emeco aluminum dining chairs provide some eclectic flair. The dining chairs are intended to juxtapose the antique, weathered farm table. Upscale appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf add luxury. Gray-colored Italian marble slabs are used to create a backsplash that provides a good deal of texture. The windows are purposely left untreated in order to allow for the maximum amount of light without disrupting the view to the outdoors.
A 5,000-square-foot industrial loft in New York City was renovated as a live-work space for a photographer. The architects cut the ceiling planes to encourage light to bounce and anchor seating areas. The public spaces include a black-and-white kitchen, dining and living areas with architectural elements, such as columns original to the loft. The architects used raw steel, aluminum, white oak and LED lighting. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
The Apothecary includes a full-service retail pharmacy with products displayed on the steel, aluminum, and poplar wood super-graphic shelf that runs the full height and length of the glass storefront. The super-graphic combines the pharmacy's needs for clear and bold branding as well as ease of access to the products on display while allowing the daylight to filter through the entire space. The super-graphic manages direct southern light, adequately and naturally lighting the pharmacy interior while protecting sensitive items on the shelves. Materiality and form are carefully composed to create an uplifting and efficient workplace for daily pharmacy functions that are transparent to customers.
If you’re hosting or headed to a house warming, dripping paint bucket floral arrangements might be the perfect fit. Pick up an empty aluminum paint bucket from the home improvement store, lay out a drop cloth along a long, flat surface, then use a turkey baster to add a dripping effect from the opening of the bucket to the bottom. Let the paint dry for about three to four hours, then use a utility knife to cut any paint buildup from the drop cloth.
Cut the middle plywood shelf to size and drill 3/4" pocket holes into the undersides. Attach to the carcass with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Add the trim with brad nails and pocket hole screws. Check for level.
Cut the 1/4" plywood sheet pan dividers to size. Dry fit to see if items will fit. The stand mixer should fit on the bottom shelf, the sheet pan dividers should easily slide into place, and the top shelf is designed to fit standard rolls of aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and other food storage items.
Give your yard’s shady spot a splash of color courtesy of Dear Dolores hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Wyatt LeFever’). This bigleaf or mophead hydrangea opens 8-inch flower heads all season long—pink in alkaline soil, blue in acidic. (Add aluminum sulfate to soil to make it acidic.) The first wave of flowers appears in spring, followed by blossoms from summer to fall. Prune after flowering and/or in early spring to shape the plant. This classic bloomer grows 5 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9. Good to know: Mulch soil around hydrangea to help maintain moisture and keep weeds down.
Don’t toss those apple peels, unless you’re adding them to your compost pile, which is a great idea in fall when dried leaves overwhelm compost with brown matter. Apple peels are versatile in the kitchen, filling roles from salad topper, to pot cleaner (they work wonders on stained aluminum cookware, thanks to the acid they contain), to pancake and waffle ingredient (chop and mix into batter with a little cinnamon—yum!). Or turn apple peels into a can’t-resist snack by tossing with melted butter, cinnamon-sugar mix and a pinch of salt. Spread on a baking sheet and roast at 400°F for 10-12 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Self-described home editors Meghan and Patrick Sharp of Mr. + Mrs. Sharp offer their clients tips on how to edit, arrange, highlight and otherwise help their homes live their "best lives." Their sleek modern space in the sustainable Serenbe community south of Atlanta is a laboratory and proving ground for their less-is-more, everything-in-its-place design philosophy. The couple describes their signature style as "warm modern" a philosophy that extends to the outdoors area where clean lines and neutral colors reign and mod classics like a Tulip table and Emeco aluminum chairs (seen in the distance) lend sexy attitude to the great outdoors.
Place the bird on a wire tray over a roasting pan, remove any excess fat from inside the cavity of the goose and season it inside and out with salt and pepper. Alternatively, put a couple of fresh sprigs of thyme and rosemary and a whole bulb of garlic into the cavity, along with half a cup of water. Prick the fat gland under the wings of the goose and around the back by the "parson's nose." If the legs are still attached, rub them with a little butter or cooking oil and cover them with aluminum foil to prevent them from burning. Preheat the oven and calculate the cooking time according to the weight of the bird.